So, I am back dating this post to keep this as kind of a timeline of our first year! I Eric and I got married on November 2nd, 2013 and it went without a hitch! We seriously got so lucky. Everyday had been gloomy and rainy and cold, but the day of our wedding stuck out as the one 72 degree day amongst a sea of >50 degree days. :)
We all went over to the Lion House afterwards and had an amazing lunch with everyone there. Unfortunately I don't have the pictures for the luncheon done yet! So that will have to be another post ;)
After we were able to have a few hours of down time we had the open house at Eric's family's church. The decorator absolutely transformed the cultural hall into exactly what I had pictured in my mind. Eric and I always wanted a down home, classy wedding with tasty food. We had a dress your own cheesecake and brownies bar with fruit, candy and various syrups. We served lemonade, but Natalie was kind enough to go get me, the exhausted bride, a soda from the local 7-11! (That part - not so classy, but very necessary!)
What I hadn't mentioned before was that Eric's siblings surprised us with an impromptu performance of "Kiss the Girl," from the Little Mermaid. They reprized the routine at the open house and all of the little kids LOVED it. Eric loved it because he didn't have to go up on stage again :)
Eric and I cut the cake and shoved it in each other's faces - as its tradition - we were pretty non aggressive about it. We're cute like that I guess... :) After the cutting of the cake we shared our first dance. I had kind of an "Oh Crud!" moment, because we had not even thought about the first dance. And slow dancing isn't really something we've done before. So our first dance was really kind of legit in that sense.
I totally understand why people do the "first dance" because it was this amazing moment of realizing that we were married while swaying in time to our favorite song.
After the dance we packed up, put on my cute wedding hoodie, and headed out to the car! Eric' siblings had gone CRAZY. I recommend you read what it says on the windshield. Haha that was not the worst of it either. We had two days of downtime before we headed off on our Honeymoon. After we finish uploading the pics, I will have to make a post about it. Kauai was the most amazing experience ever!
After 2 years of dating